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Lance Russell was involved in some comedy angles over the years, so I'm not convinced that Cornette didn't murder him.  It was probably easier than tracking down the Young Bucks' parents. 



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Wasn't Memphis one big comedy angle?



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Franchise wrote: Wasn't Memphis one big comedy angle?
That’s the irony of Cornette’s self-serving crocodile tears and selective memory. Russell called some of the most ridiculous matches and angles in wrestling history. 



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srossi wrote: Franchise wrote: Wasn't Memphis one big comedy angle?
That’s the irony of Cornette’s self-serving crocodile tears and selective memory. Russell called some of the most ridiculous matches and angles in wrestling history.

Yet that's the beauty of a lot of it. It all seemed plausible to the viewer since Lance was endorsing it due to his credibility.



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martini wrote: srossi wrote: Franchise wrote: Wasn't Memphis one big comedy angle?
That’s the irony of Cornette’s self-serving crocodile tears and selective memory. Russell called some of the most ridiculous matches and angles in wrestling history.

Yet that's the beauty of a lot of it. It all seemed plausible to the viewer since Lance was endorsing it due to his credibility.

For Russell, yes, that was his talent and charm.  For Cornette, it doesn't make him any less of a hypocrite just because the commentator could get anything over.

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srossi wrote: martini wrote: srossi wrote: Franchise wrote: Wasn't Memphis one big comedy angle?
That’s the irony of Cornette’s self-serving crocodile tears and selective memory. Russell called some of the most ridiculous matches and angles in wrestling history.

Yet that's the beauty of a lot of it. It all seemed plausible to the viewer since Lance was endorsing it due to his credibility.

For Russell, yes, that was his talent and charm.  For Cornette, it doesn't make him any less of a hypocrite just because the commentator could get anything over.
Cornette may be the greatest hypocrite in the history of the business. He slapped Santino for insulting the business with his actions and got into another argument with him over the weekend yet he gave us the baby powder mummy in SMW.



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martini wrote: srossi wrote: martini wrote: srossi wrote: Franchise wrote: Wasn't Memphis one big comedy angle?
That’s the irony of Cornette’s self-serving crocodile tears and selective memory. Russell called some of the most ridiculous matches and angles in wrestling history.

Yet that's the beauty of a lot of it. It all seemed plausible to the viewer since Lance was endorsing it due to his credibility.

For Russell, yes, that was his talent and charm.  For Cornette, it doesn't make him any less of a hypocrite just because the commentator could get anything over.
Cornette may be the greatest hypocrite in the history of the business. He slapped Santino for insulting the business with his actions and got into another argument with him over the weekend yet he gave us the baby powder mummy in SMW.

Reports are that Santino tried to squash their beef at a convention on Saturday and stuck out his hand for Cornette to shake it, and Cornette "cut a promo on him" (wrestling-speak for anyone else not in the biz ranting incoherently and making an ass of himself) and said he slapped Santino before and would do it again.  Keep in mind, the original slap from 10 years ago was all because Santino laughed at The Boogeyman gimmick, you know, an absolutely retarded gimmick that if Cornette wasn't involved with he would've said ruined the wrestling business.

He's a fucking man-child and a piece of shit.  He destroys his legacy more and more with each passing day. 

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bpickering wrote: http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2017/10/07/22757344.html Cornette had instructed the wrestlers to react in fear to sell the Boogie Man character. Santino apparently didn't do so, and in fact, may have laughed at the character instead. Afterwards, frustrated by Santino's performance, Cornette slapped Santino. This ultimately led to Cornette being fired from WWE. In the years since, Cornette has reportedly been critical of Marella and his comedic character, occasionally calling him a joke and a "black eye on the industry."

How dare you not take my stupid comedic character seriously, you stupid comedic character!

The fact that Cornette thought that The Boogeyman could get over a legit scary heel tells you all you need to know about how far he fell starting in the early '90s.  A lot of SMW was awful, and he just no longer had the wrestling acumen to judge talent or ideas anymore.  And with each passing year that he's further removed from the business, he gets more detached from reality and bitter about it.

And by the way, I understand that Cornette probably didn't come up with the gimmick himself (although he certainly might have sat in on those meetings and helped develop it, and I guarantee you he was guiding Boogeyman on his mannerisms and some of the finer points).  But if Cornette feels as strongly about bullshit in wrestling as he seems to judging from his podcasts, then as the guy running OVW and responsible for getting these kids over, maybe he should've had the backbone to put his foot down instead of physically assaulting the talent for doing what came naturally.  Get in Vince's face and not Marella's.

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If Cornette found out that Lance liked Trump he'd spend another 30 min saying he'd want to skull fuck his corpse..



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Married Jo wrote: If Cornette found out that Lance liked Trump he'd spend another 30 min saying he'd want to skull fuck his corpse..
Was Lance really a Trump supporter or are you just using that as an example?  Let's not blaspheme the dead unless it's true.



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Quite possibly the most amazing thing about Jim Cornette's tribute to Lance Russell is that Cornette, who cusses to the point where he is at times hard to listen to, only slipped in a mild curse word here or there during this entire two-hour interview.



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